But children only learn when they have good teachers, stimulating classrooms, and a strong school system that meets the needs of all children.
With Canadian support, we have unlocked the potential of more than 330,000 girls and boys in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda:
- Parents and teachers are now better equipped to nurture children’s minds from an early age.
- Girls and boys have more equal opportunities as they progress through school.
To learn and grow in Tanzania – Consolata’s story
Consolata is the deputy head teacher at Maji Maji primary school in Nachingwea, Tanzania.
Through an Aga Khan University training program, she learned new leadership skills and updated teaching techniques.
Consolata has been a teacher for 19 years. She now creates lesson plans that are more active, so that her students can learn by participating in class, instead of rote learning.
“I believe with a better education, they are able to lay the foundation for change,” she says. “Both in their lives… and for the whole of Africa.”
We trained more than 3,700 preschool and primary school teachers like Consolata, making their classrooms a richer place to learn and grow.